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Sewanee bound! - January 9, 2016

We're excited to announce that we'll be performing at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee this coming April! This will be a fundraiser for the Community of St. Mary.

We'll also be in Nashville in June.

Contact us for more details!

Maryland tour! - March 31, 2015

March, 2015 - we've been so blessed to be able to perform Women at the Well at several churches in the Maryland area!  We visited and played at:

Unity of Berkeley Springs - Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration - Braddock Heights, Maryland

Trinity Episcopal Church - Martinsburg, West Virginia

Unity of Palmyra - Palmyra, Pennsylvania

Unity of Hagerstown - Hagerstown, Maryland

A warm welcome and great response greeted us at every location.  We hold all of you in our hearts and prayers, and are so grateful for your hospitality and appreciation!

For photos, visit our facebook page here:

Updates - June 3, 2013

What can I say?  Both Joshua and I have been through some trying times over the past couple of years or so.  There have been big challenges in our lives - my husband and I both have had things that have shaken us, and Joshua has had more than his share of challenges.  I suppose I'm being obtuse here, but it's the internet.  Ask any of us in person and we'll be glad to tell you about it if you're interested. (If not, that's OK too - ha!)

Still, I feel blessed in many ways.  I count my blessings and give thanks daily.   One thing I've noticed over the past few years is that even when I wake up "on the wrong side of the bed," I can still be grateful.  I may be crying over something that I'm worried about - but I know I don't carry my worries alone.  That has NOT been easy to come by, I promise.

When my concerns feel heavy, I remind myself that Someone is carrying them with me.  When they become crushing, I know that Christ will carry my troubles - and carry me. I also know that these are easy things to say - but for me to truly come to believe this has been a journey indeed.

Thank You, Lord.

What a summer! - August 3, 2010

It's been a long, hot summer, and while we haven't been performing Women at the Well as often as we'd like, we've enjoyed great hospitality and delightful audiences as we've toured playing various libraries and library-sponsored-events throughout south Louisiana. We can literally say we've played for groups of all ages, from 2 months to 92 years. We've performed as Blue Merlot (unplugged), presenting Blues, Jazz, and Gospel.

On a personal note, it has been a crazy first-part-of-2010 for both of us, but we've had faith, friends, family, and music to sustain us! And there are fun and delightful things, as well; and blessings to count. For instance, we see our friends accomplishing new and exciting things. Brenda loves a good murder mystery, and our friend Deacon Diane Moore has co-authored a juicy one available from Pinyon Publishing. Dance of Death features a monastery in south Louisiana, chant, a bit of music history and theory, theological quandries, the modern music industry, a psychiatrist-turned-monk-main character, and, of course, a dead body (or maybe more; I've read the beginning, pre-ordered it, and can't wait to finish it)!

Take a peek at of death.html and enjoy. 

This August 17 - 20, we're back in the Florida Parishes of Louisiana, again sponsored by the Audubon Regional Library, this time performing for area Councils on Aging.  We really enjoyed our visit there earlier this summer, and are excited to be going back so soon.  A quiet, but fascinating area of the state, and well worth a visit.  Some places have a "creative vibe," and this is one. It's right down the road from historic St. Francisville - but make sure you spend some time in Jackson, Louisiana.  The Old Centenary Inn - highly recommended! The library in Jackson shares a building with a delightful museum.  We arrived early for our performance there, and I had time to write a song about my grandparents' eloping in my grandfather's 1923 Ford Model T. I was inspired - they had several "T's" on display.  Visit   -- and for information on the Old Centenary Inn, viist


A New Look! - April 16, 2009

A new look for our website! If you miss our old site, you can still visit it (for a few more months) at . Eventually, that site will also redirect to this one. Or...who knows? We might change the look again. We're often trying to find easier ways to get the music "out there," and be a presence on the web for all who are interested in the music of B & B on the Rock and Women at the Well.

Joshua Murrell: Our Grammy winner! - February 16, 2008

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards in February, 2008, brought some major changes. One of the new categories added that year was the hard-won "Best Zydeco or Cajun Album" category.

B & B on the Rock's Joshua Murrell was engineer/producer/mixer for Live! Worldwide by Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience. We were thrilled when the CD won the Grammy in that category!

The Grammies are peer-voted awards, selected by musicians, composers, engineers, producers, and other music professionals whose professional credentials meet the rigid requirements for voting membership. Both Joshua and Brenda are voting members of The Recording Academy, the professional organization that hosts and produces the Grammy Awards.

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